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By Subhash K. Jha, October 5, 2010 – 11:21 IST
The shocking shenanigans of conman Devender Singh, alias Bunty, on the new season of Bigg Boss, comes as no shock to director Dibakar Banerjee who has made a film based on Bunty’s life.
Dibakar feels something was not quite right with Bunty. “I met him in jail for the film very briefly. I couldn’t make head or tail of his behaviour. Later, the jail authorities told me he had a problem with authority.”
Dibakar wonders if the whole thing with Bunty is a publicity stunt. However, a reliable source from the channel confirms that Bunty has been sent packing for good. “There’s no question of his coming back. He has abused and violated the basic rules of the show. He abused the girls and broke the mike and camera. We had to persuade him out of the Bigg Boss house. We offered to send him back home to Delhi. But he refused to take our offer. As far as we are concerned, he’s out of show for good.”
The other school of thought is that Bunty was brought into the Bigg Boss’ house as in-house counterpart to the host Salman Khan.
Katrina Kaif, dressed in a short black dress, cuddles up to myriad coloured cushions in her favourite corner in her home. As sunbeams light up her laptop, a script, cough medicine (she has this hacking cough and congestion) she is at her sunny best, smiling often as she gets introspective on love, lovers and relationships
Indu Mirani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 01, 2010)
• Are you single?
(Laughs) Laying no claim to being original I will repeat a statement that somebody came up with, which I believe in: You are single till you are married. I have seen a lot of relationships that are very transient. So till you take that vow, which in my belief should not be broken, you are single. I refuse to clarify anything, this is the way I have always been.
• Does this not amount to denying the person you are with? That could have happened two or three years ago when the person I was with was far more successful than me. People could have misinterpreted my accepting or denying him then. I am not saying that I am right and somebody who talks openly about his/her relationship is wrong. Maybe if and when the time is right, I may say something. But perhaps the time is not right, right now.
• But then you face the risk of being linked to everyone you work with…
First of all, ouch and secondly, I am a soft target because I don’t comment. In any case I have only been linked to Ranbir recently and I can only say that Ranbir had said in many interviews that More >
Mumbai: The 3 Idiots drama off screen is becoming as engrossing as the film’s on-screen performances with the issue of opening and closing credits hogging the limelight.
On Wednesday, writer Chetan Bhagat blogged claiming that 70% of the film had been inspired by his book Five Point Someone (FPS). He also complained the script was not shown to him before release and that he was hurt because the producers did not acknowledge his contribution to the film in the opening credits.
On Saturday, director Raju Hirani refuted all charges levelled by the writer. He showed documentary evidence of the contracts signed by him with the production house. He also showed a non-disclosure agreement signed by Bhagat and categorically denied the charge that he was not shown the final script of the film.
“Pre-release, the makers of the film made statements that it was only loosely inspired by the book. After release, those who have read the book and seen the movie find the film to be an adaptation of FPS,’’ Bhagat blogged.
He also stated that his family was upset after they didn’t spot his name in the opening credits of the film and also the story credit was not given to him. But Hirani clarified that the rights of the novel, with complete authority to alter the text to suit the screen, was purchased by them. He said the contract clearly stated that Bhagat’s name would be in the end-rolling credits and the agreement was signed in More >